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ViewRanger Outdoors GPS & Maps - Adventure Sports Trail Navigation and Route Tracker

by Augmentra
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)

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Languages Supported:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 4.2.3
  • The default map has been changed from Open Street to Open Cycle map.

Product details

  • Release Date: 21 Dec. 2013
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,134 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • GPS mapped location, even without mobile signal
  • Offline map mode - store in advance using "Create Saved Map"
  • Access to 1000's of route guides
  • Track recording - view your path on map to keep or share, even add Flickr photos
  • Real time location sharing - BuddyBeacon (requires data connection)

Product Description

ViewRanger is the complete offline mapping, navigation & guided trail service for Outdoor Enthusiasts. The app & free web tools will help you at every stage of your adventure, so it’s easy to plan trips, gives you peace of mind when you’re out on the trail and helps you to store & share your experiences.

*As seen on Channel 5’s The Gadget Show" - awarded 5G's*

*The Sunday Times"- selected ViewRanger as one of their "five-star must have applications, in their guide to the best apps of the year*

*T3 Magazine"- The ultimate off road GPS guide software that not only takes you places, but shows you what’s there on arrival!*

-OpenStreetMap© & OpenCycleMap
-Bing Ariel Imagery, Ski map, Transport map
-GB Ordnance Survey 1:250.000 map for England, Wales & Scotland

Premium topographic mapping also available for many other countries.

-GPS mapped location, even without mobile signal
-Offline map mode* – store in advance using “Create Saved Map”
-Access to 1000's of route guides
-Track recording – view your path on map to keep or share, even add Flickr photos
-Sports computer stats – view distance, speed, etc.
-Real time location sharing** – BuddyBeacon (requires data connection)
-Active Route Navigation***
-Powersave mode in the GPS settings
-Synchronises with web account for route planning, publishing and sharing.(
-Integrated with Facebook, Twitter

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Free Global open-source geographic maps are available, streamed over data connection and can be cached for offline use. Download Great Britain Ordnance Survey® Explorer 1:25,000 & Landranger 1:50,000 maps.
With ViewRanger, you can choose the best map to use and you'll always know your mapped location even where there’s no mobile signal.

It’s easy to record a track of your progress, so you can view your path and stats for every trip. Your tracks can be stored using your free web account (http:/ or shared using Facebook or Twitter, you can even add photos using Flickr. You can also use BuddyBeacon, our PIN protected real-time** location sharing feature as used by the Children in Need rickshaw challenge team.
Planning a trip? Use ViewRanger to create & follow your own routes or simply download one from our massive library of expert and community generated walks and cycle rides***. Our expert guided routes are created by publishers, outdoors magazines and tourist boards.

Designed for Hiking, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Cycling, Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Horse riding, Greenlaning, 4x4, Off roading, Quad biking, ballooning, Micro light flying, Paramotor, Photography and most outdoors activities. It’s used & trusted by over 100 Search & Rescue teams across Europe and the USA.

Paid for Map choice available in over 22 countries:
Great Britain Ordnance Survey, Ireland (OS Ireland and OS NI), Germany (BKG), France (IGN), USA (USGS/Accuterra), Austria and Liechtenstein (Kompass), Belgium (IGN/NGI) Canada (NR Can), Czech Republic (DPA), Finland (NLS), Netherlands (Kadaster), New Zealand (LINZ), Norway (Statkart), Slovenia (NMA) Spain (CNIG), The Canaries Islands (Discovery Walking), Sweden (Lantmäteriet)), Switzerland (Swisstopo), Denmark (Geodatastyrelsen), Madeira, Greece (TERRAIN Editions SA), Slovakia, (DPA), and parts of Italy.

*store in advance using “Create Saved Map”. ** requires mobile signal. *** may incur additional charges
Free Global maps © 2012 OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA & contributors.
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Technical Details

  • Size: 4.9MB
  • Version: 4.2.3
  • Developed By: Augmentra (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read-only access to phone state
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g. GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep the processor from sleeping or the screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.6
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An indispensible walking accessory 3 April 2014
I’ve been using Viewranger since I had a 2-inch screen Symbian phone to run it on, so the best aprt of 10 years, probably. It is an amazing app, I love it – always have.

I originally bought it (in the early days, you had to pay a nominal amount for the app) as an alternative to the early hand-held GPS devices. The huge advantage this had over them was the OS maps it could display, at 25k. Really, who wants to go walking without an OS map?! This was so far in advance of the weird monochrome (usually) line graphics the other GPS used to display in those days. It really does make walking a pleasure, as not only can you track where you are, but you know you’re not going to get lost, or more importantly, miss a turn off the path. It can use other maps, but for me, as a walker, the 25K OS maps beat everything else hands down.

There’s loads of snazzy features in it now, it can do pretty much anything you'd want it to do, in my opinion. I did once contact Viewranger with a suggestion for a feature and they said 'but it can do that already'! I always use the track generation when out walking, this keeps a record of your walk, which you can superimpose on the map, and show you distance covered and height loss/gain.

I’ve contacted them for help a few times, and the response has always been amazing, even out-of-hours. You get a response in minutes, usually, and they know their stuff.

Speaking as walker: just get it – you’ll wonder how you managed without it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Reliable!! 7 Mar. 2014
By Steve B
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I've used this app for a while now on a variety of walks in different locations. The more I learn about this app the more I like it. Taking time to find and use its many features means it does everything I want it to and perhaps more. My concerns were GPS reliability first then battery life. The GPS hasn't missed a beat and the battery life was sorted with the ANKER 8,400ma Battery pack (works brilliant). My Android phone is showing its age a bit at nearly 3 years but still does the job well. My friends iphone works fine on the same trips we do. To use this app properly you need to buy maps (what do some of you people expect) and you can do this bit by bit by purchasing "tiles" or regions or the whole UK if you like at 50k or 25k. I buy the areas I walk at 25k as I want the extra detail. The maps are OS maps simple as. This is not a fitness app so if your interested in grams of fat burned or calories etc etc then download another app. If you want to venture outdoors, know where you are and where your going, with confidence, then you won't go far wrong if like me you have half a brain. Finally if you have a problem or a question then contact VR support. They are fast to respond and brilliant. For Gods sake don't listen to some of the people on the web...they just don't have a clue and will mislead you. I love the low star ratings, they do make me smile lol in fact.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice app 23 Dec. 2013
By rmc83
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Lots of functionality but easy to get started with. Best of this type of app I've seen and I've tried a few...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BENCH MARK! 30 Dec. 2013
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Brilliant app whichever scale you use Also if you do have techy problems Russel at their office is absolutely on the button for support. Cant recommend this high enough
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use with os maps 11 Jan. 2014
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This App is "Brilliant".It uses genuine os maps and is easy to use. I use it for walking with a group so it is great to download the track and keep the track to repeat at a later date.The support team are quick and very helpful. Would recommend.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who needs a dedicated GPS device now? 21 Mar. 2014
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Only just got this loaded onto my Kindle Fire HDX and it looks amazing. The detail is quite astonishing with all sorts of route planning ideas. The free maps are awesome too.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best GP app on market! 13 Jan. 2014
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And I don't mean the Amazon marketplace.

I've been using this app ever since it was first published, first on a Symbian powered Nokia phone then on a number of Android devices.

This is one of the few apps that not developed for Apple converted - this one went the other way. And developed in the UK, not an American based app badly converted for the UK.

Very simple use and now that the Ordanace Survey dropped the prices of the soft version of their maps, very reasonably priced.

And being the app of choice for over 100 search rescue teams globally, with 85% of UK teams using it, what better endorsement can you get?

As to the one star review from a Kindle Fire user it's hardly surprising that it doesn't work given that the Kindle Fire doesn't have a GPS receiver!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great app for outdoor navigation! 21 Dec. 2013
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I've just download the whole of Great Britain Ordnance Survey maps for a fraction of the price of a paper map. Well chuffed!
I'll be using the app to record my mountain biking route tomorrow.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent app.
I have only had limited opportunity to use ViewRanger so far but have found it to be an excellent & very useful & app. Fast & accurate acquisition of my location. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Mike S
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for a Kindle
I download it for my Kindle which of course does not have GPS, but though the maps might be good.
More detailed maps available on the OS app. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Mike & Jacquie Lamont
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars still a lot to learn
Doesn't always show the whole area in focus. Think there is a lot I have to learn with this app.
Published 18 days ago by E.B.R.
2.0 out of 5 stars cant get it to work on my kindle fire dont ...
cant get it to work on my kindle fire dont know why as it works perfectly on my apple devices
Published 1 month ago by Safetyman
4.0 out of 5 stars free map
Easy to follow and great because it's free
Published 1 month ago by Louise
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good for quick reference
Published 1 month ago by stephanie farmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing app!
Absolutely fantastic app, the best maps I've ever used. You get the public domain maps for free and can pay for OS additions. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Valentine King
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
At last I can access the O S maps on my phone while out and about on my horse. Unlike other mapping apps this one allows me to find bridleways and other public rights of way and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by sallyg
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